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03/01 Poonam Pachori

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PwC SDC - Senior Associate - Innovation Workstream - Analytics/Digital Transformation & New Product/Market Innovation (4-7 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 781517

PricewaterhouseCoopers Acceleration Center (Bangalore) is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the US firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Acceleration Center has capabilities rooted in deep strategy, technology, operations, and industry experience. The approach to client service is based on objectivity, collaboration, and an unwavering commitment to its clients best interests.

The Innovation team is focused on bringing the future to the present and helping our clients thrive through change. The innovation team will build data intensive frameworks and convergent solutions that enable brands to stay close to the customer, agile and ahead of their competition. Platform solutions developed by this workstream would be a mashup of technologies and AI, and, offer next gen capabilities around IoT, AR, VR, Robotics, etc. Specific problems that the team will solve will include analytics to uncover and realize new revenue and cost savings; information management to track and measure key strategic business metrics not available otherwise, Intelligent Process Automation for fast and most optimal decisioning, IoT for Field Service optimization and Predictive Maintenance, and, information strategy to identify ways of using information to increase competitive advantage.

Position: Senior Associate

We are looking for Senior Associate with 4-7 years of experience with consulting, problem solving, out of the box big picture thinking and a strong analytical background to work in our Innovation competency in Bangalore.

Senior Associates will work as an integral part of the advisory teams in India alongside clients and consultants in the U.S.

Education: B.Tech, MBA/ PGDBA, Masters in Economics / Statistics/ Mathematics.

Required Skills -

Successful candidates will have demonstrated the following skills and characteristics:

- Prior experience in strategic engagements in pricing, product development, new markets, technology, digital transformation, innovation, product development, multi-market strategy, etc.

- Prior experience of having worked in consulting/analytics environment

- Deep understanding of major market shifts and implications on the competitive position for economies and companies

- Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

- Experience of engaging with International clients and working in onsite-offshore environment

- Ability to contribute beyond the defined scope of work.

- Strong aptitude along with good academic and professional background.

- Demonstrated experience of contributing in firm and knowledge building

- Ability to mentor and train junior team-members.

- Hands on experience with multiple types of modern deep learning architecture

Roles and Responsibilities:

- Candidate should have inclination towards creative ideas, experimenting and working in advanced innovation driven environment keeping industry demand and applicability of such experiments in consulting engagements.

This role is for hands-on strategic advisory with a mindset of AI driven innovation in different platforms with new and emerging techniques.

- Candidate should be oriented to work in high performing team environment and lead other team members.

- Building proprietary products and platforms which can be used to expedite engagement delivery with added efficiencies

- Champion innovation to manage an advanced analytics team in a large scale environment who architects the deployment of new generation analytic tools and techniques by using traditional and new sources of data particularly in the Next Gen and Digital space

- Use analytics as a source of competitive differentiation, improving business decision making,and customer experience

- Use a variety of legacy and emerging analytic techniques incorporating supervised and unsupervised methods to be deployed in business decisions

- Work closely with clients to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to solve key use cases

- Act as a creative thinker to the organization and propose new ways to look at problems by using data and available information (e.g. with predictive modeling, machine learning, etc.) presenting back their findings to the business by sharing their assumptions and validation

- Oversee a team that builds, tests, and analyzes data models, artificial intelligence, machine learning tools, to enhance user experience, customer service, and product innovation

Experience and acquaintance with some or most of the below mentioned areas is what we are looking for:

- Must have prior hands on experience hands with digital platforms and transformation engagements

- Must have prior hands on experience in Python ( e.g. Pandas, OpenCV, pybrain, Scikit etc.)

- Should have implementation knowledge of advanced applications like image and motion analytics, NLP techniques (word2vec, Topic modeling, audio processing, etc.)

- Advanced R (possess skills of implementing various techniques in R e.g. - Markov chain analysis, Bayesian , Graph mining, )

- Hands on experience in advanced deep learning and/or machine learning algorithms, Convolution neural network, RNN, Bayesian Network/ Deep belief networks etc.

- Recommender systems, Time series analysis etc.

What we offer:

- Opportunity to work with an impressive entrepreneurial professionals.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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